[Xfce-bugs] [Bug 15902] INSTALL file absent from git.xfce.org tar.gz

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Sat Aug 31 00:15:02 CEST 2019


alexxcons <alexxcons at xfce.org> changed:

           What    |Removed                     |Added
                 CC|                            |alexxcons at xfce.org
         Resolution|---                         |WONTFIX
             Status|NEW                         |RESOLVED

--- Comment #1 from alexxcons <alexxcons at xfce.org> ---
Regarding 1:  For me both sources dont have the INSTALL file .. I dont know why
that is the case. A "diff" shows that there are exactly the same.  ( Possibly
you had some leftovers in the folder ? ) ... I checked up to 1.6.0 .. there
seems to be no INSTALL file at all.
I have no idea why that is the case, however it seems to happen on purpose, as
well for other xfce packages.

Regarding 2: Usually the about dialog picks the correct version. Possibly you
confused some old 1.8.54 version with a 1.8.9 ? Best re-try from a clean folder
... actually I dont have much experience with archives .. I usually build stuff
from source.

> In general what's the best way to keep thunar updated?
That very much depends on your needs.

- If you want to keep things easy, the package manager of your distro probably
is the best way.
- If you plan to apply patches, or mess around with the code, git
clone/fetch/pull will be your friend
- If you just want to give it a spin, but your package manager does not ship it
yet, the tar.gz archive may fit you best

If you want to try via git, the following should build you thunar 1.8.9:
git pull https://git.xfce.org/xfce/thunar
git checkout thunar-1.8.9
<Could be required to add missing dependencies>
sudo make install

This will install thunar into /usr/local/ ... you can uninstall it via "sudo
make uninstall"

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